Theater trailers for Roger Corman's "The Big Bird Cage" (1971) and "Women in Cages" (1972). Two of the first tropical hell-hole Women-in-Prison flicks. Pam Grier is an ultra-tough convict in the first and a sadistic lesbian warden in the second. Both were filmed (cheaply) in the Philippines along with "The Big Doll House" (also with Grier). For more torrid women in prison action, see the postings for "Sweet Sugar" and "Terminal Island". Topics: exploitation, sexploitation, prisoners, b-movie, grind house
"Sweet Sugar" aka "She-Devils in Chains" (1972) is a classic tropical "Women in Prison" sexploitation film starring gorgeous Phyllis Davis as the titular Sugar. There's even a Pam Grier look-alike as this was most likely inspired by Roger Corman's "The Big Bird Cage" and "Women in Cages". Clips: Here is the theatrical trailer with the usual over-heated narration: ".38 calibre kittens spitting death as they claw their way to freedom."... Topics: exploitation, prisoners, b-movie, grind house, bloopers
- "The Ramrodder" (1969) is an adult western that's part nudie-cutie, part violent "roughie". Produced by an uncredited David F. Friedman and directed by Ed Forsyth under the alias Van Guylder. Notorious for its connection to Charles Manson as well as its lurid sado-masochistic whipping scene with Kathy Williams. The movie features many scenes of R-rated sex plus nude dancing, bodypainting, skinny-dipping, abduction, lesbianism and a topless cat-fight with knives. Filmed... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: b-movie, vintage, underground, 60s, 1960s, grind house
Trailers for two fetishistic exploitation films from 1967. Both were made in New York and share the same personnel. "Venus in Furs" (1967) directed by Joseph Marzano stars Barbara Ellen. The first film inspired by the famous Sacher-Masoch novel. Contains foot fetishism, animal role playing, and other oddities. "Cool it Baby", directed by Lou Campa, is written by Joe Marzano and also stars Barbara Ellen. More of a "roughie" that copies the "Olga's House of... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: sexploitation, b-movie, vintage, fetish, grind house, 60s, 1960s
Choice clips (and trailer) from "Olga's House of Shame" (1964) third, and best, in the exploitation series starring Audrey Campbell. This highly influential New York grindhouse film launched the new wave of "roughie" sexploitation. Designed to be the opposite of the colorful "nudie-cuties", roughies added sex and sadism to film-noir crime-dramas in stories about depraved psychos who abduct women, white slavery rings, prostitution and drugs. This film has all of... Topics: Underground, grind-house, fetish, 1960s, fetishistic, bdsm, sado-masochism, torture, abduction,...
Rare trailer (albeit incomplete) for the notoriously awful "Devil Monster" (1946) with stock film of topless South Seas native girls. A Mexican-American co-production released originally in 1935 as "The Sea Fiend" and "The Great Manta". Eleven years later it was re-edited with more nude scenes and reissued as "Devil Monster", most likely for use on the adults-only roadshow circuit. After that are clips from "Maniac" (1934) with perhaps the... Topics: 30s, 1930s, vintage, classic, horror, nudity, sexploitation, grind house
. . "A Taste of Hot Lead" (1969) is one of the last "roughie" sexploitation flicks of the 1960s. Before mainstream porn hit theaters in the '70s, these films were cranked out for adults-only grindhouse venues. A typically nasty, misogynistic, sex-and-violence crime drama inspired by the hard-boiled film noir of the '40s and '50s. Directed by William Rotsler who also made "The Girl with the Hungry Eyes" and "The Agony of Love". This is part of a series on... Topics: b-movie, vintage, underground, 60s, 1960s, grind house, exploitation, sexploitation